23 Roasted Asparagus Recipes

Oven-Roasted Asparagus
Photo: Kim's Cooking Now!

Roasting is one of the easiest and surprisingly delicious ways to prepare fresh asparagus. The spears come out tender and sweet but keep their shape, perfect for serving straight from the oven. This selection of top-rated recipes will show you delicious ways to roast asparagus for tasty side dishes, salads, and main meals -- all highlighting this seasonal vegetable at its best.

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Roasted Asparagus, Zucchini, and Tomatoes

Roasting asparagus, zucchini, grape tomatoes, and garlic brings out their natural sweetness in this pretty side dish that's simply bursting with fresh flavors.

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Roasted White Asparagus with Herbes de Provence

White asparagus is simply seasoned in a mixture of olive oil and herbes de Provence, then roasted for a quick side dish that lets this vegetable shine. Allrecipes Allstar France C says this recipe is "an elegant yet simple way to serve white asparagus. It was a very flavorful accompaniment to my roasted chicken. Great recipe!"

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Roasted Asparagus with Shallots

This impressive yet simple side dish of roasted asparagus with shallots and red wine vinegar is cooked in just 20 minutes -- a lovely and easy way to enjoy green asparagus when in season. Reviewer Michelle Bovenkamp gave this recipe 5 stars saying, "The tops of the asparagus get nice and crispy yet the stems stay firm but moist. Wonderful!"

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Roasted Asparagus, Prosciutto, and Egg

Roasted Asparagus Prosciutto and Egg
Baking Nana

Watch Chef John's video to see how quickly you can roast asparagus in the oven until it's just tender to the bite and not overcooked. Serve the asparagus with crispy bits of pan-fried prosciutto and a perfectly cooked poached egg for a delightful spring brunch with family and friends.

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Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms

This roasted vegetable dish is both simple and adaptable -- try it with fresh thyme instead of rosemary, or use any type of mushroom you like. Meatier types like cremini or chanterelle mushrooms are both good choices.

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Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best. A five star review by Brandi gives this one the seal of approval: "I hadn't thought about putting balsamic on asparagus but it was really good. I sprinkled some dried cranberries and pine nuts and tossed them with the asparagus prior to baking just to jazz it up."

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Roasted Asparagus with Herb Goat Cheese

Tender roasted asparagus topped with melted goat cheese is a perfect pairing. Serve as a spring side dish with roast lamb. You can use almost any type of cheese you prefer: Gorgonzola, blue cheese, and shaved Parmesan are all good substitutes.

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Brown Bag-Roasted Asparagus

This clever, no-mess recipe shows you how to roast asparagus in a brown paper bag. The lemon juice and bay leaf simply enhance the flavor of the asparagus. Perfect for serving with steak or salmon fillets.

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Lemon Asparagus

Green asparagus spears are roasted under the broiler until lightly browned at tips, then tossed in melted butter with lemon juice and black pepper for a vibrant, fresh-tasting side dish.

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Roasted Asparagus

The great thing about this recipe is that you can do the assembly ahead of time. Store the asparagus bundles in the baking dish in your fridge, and then roast them 20 minutes before you are ready to serve.

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Oven Roasted Asparagus

side view of a square white platter of roasted asparagus, focusing on the tips
Kim's Cooking Now

This recipe video shows you how super quick and easy it is to roast asparagus in your oven. Tossing the spears in grated Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, and lemon juice are optional but a review by naples34102 says "a definite yes to all three! This is excellent and turned out perfectly."

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Asparagus and Crab Salad

Asparagus is roasted instead of boiled for this seafood salad so the spears still have a bit of a crunch. megameaghan1 added this rave review, "Super easy to make and delicious! It makes a lot though and I ended up taking most of it to work. My coworkers polished it off and raved about how good it was!"

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Bacon-Wrapped Garlic Asparagus

Bacon-Wrapped Garlic Asparagus
Soup Loving Nicole

Small bundles of green asparagus are wrapped in bacon, coated in garlic oil, and roasted until the bacon is crisp. It's best not to overcrowd the sheet pan so the asparagus and bacon can cook evenly and brown well. Serve as a delicious appetizer or side dish to a larger meal.

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Roasted Asparagus Salad with Feta Cheese

Fresh asparagus spears are chopped into bite-sized pieces, seasoned with olive oil and garlic, then roasted until tender but crisp. The asparagus pieces are tossed with chopped tomatoes, crumbled feta, and crunchy lettuce to make a salad that's so flavorful you won't need to add a dressing!

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Roasted Asparagus and Apple Salad

Mixed salad greens are topped with thin slices of crisp apple, shredded white Cheddar, and roasted asparagus spears in this vibrant salad. Spoon the honey and garlic vinaigrette over the top and serve with chargrilled bread for a stunning appetizer.

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Asparagus with Parmesan Crust

A single layer of asparagus spears are topped with grated Parmesan and roasted in a very hot oven until the cheese has melted. You can use almost any grated hard cheese in place of the Parmesan, such as Pecorino Romano or Grana Padano. Serve immediately on warm plates with a sprinkling of good-quality balsamic vinegar to taste.

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Green Bean and Asparagus Salad

This gorgeous, warm vegetable salad is made with roasted asparagus, green beans and cherry tomatoes. Red onion and fresh parsley balance out the sweetness and add even more color and flavor. Home cook mayfair says, "I have made this salad three times for potluck dinners. There is never any left over!"

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Oven Roasted Red Potatoes and Asparagus

Chunks of potato and fresh asparagus spears are roasted with loads of garlic to create this easy spring side dish that's simply delicious served alongside roast chicken or lamb. Add a generous squeeze of lemon juice over the asparagus just before serving.

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Brie and Prosciutto Asparagus Bundles

Roasted asparagus and prosciutto bundles are topped with thin slices of melted Brie cheese and some crushed walnuts. This simple but elegant dish is perfect for Easter brunch and spring entertaining.

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Meal Prep Salmon Dish

Get ahead by roasting two different versions of salmon with asparagus, green beans, and carrots to create two different meals for two people. You could easily double the recipe for a family of four. Divide the salmon and vegetables into microwaveable containers and refrigerate for up to three days.

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Superfast Asparagus

Roasted asparagus in a baking dish
Superfast asparagus. Seattle2Sydney

Asparagus spears are seasoned with creole seasoning and baked in a very hot oven for just 10 minutes. So simple and so tasty! To make cleaning up time superfast, line your baking sheet with aluminum foil.

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Roasted Vegetable Orzo

This chunky-style orzo dish with roasted asparagus, summer squash, and zucchini is perfect for serving warm with plenty of freshly grated Parmesan cheese on top. Leftovers make an equally delicious pasta salad the next day.

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Sheet Pan Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp with Asparagus

This all-in-one roast asparagus and shrimp recipe requires minimal time and effort, and has rave reviews to prove it! Home cook bsarriaga says, "Wow, so easy and delicious! This is quick and so healthy. I'll definitely make again."

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